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Man pleads not guilty in wife's shooting death in Vermont

Oct. 20, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A 41-year-old man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife while the two were visiting Vermont for their first wedding anniversary. Joseph Ferlazzo told detectives he shot and killed his...

Guard to hold public tour of Camp Ethan Allen Training Site

Oct. 20, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

JERICHO, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Army National Guard is holding a public tour of the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho on Friday. The tour will be mostly outside and include an overview of the Vermont Army National Guard organization and capabilities, a visit to...

Airline to offer nonstop flights to Minneapolis

Oct. 20, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An airline is coming to the Burlington International Airport offering seasonal nonstop flights to Minneapolis starting next June. Airport officials made the announcement about Sun Country Airlines, based in Minneapolis, on Tuesday. ...

Vermont to add beds to relieve pressure on hospitals

Oct. 20, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — To relieve some of the pressure on Vermont hospitals caused by a combination of factors, including COVID-19, the state is opening 80 beds at long-term care and rehabilitation facilities, said Agency of Human Services Secretary Mike Smith. ...

Husband admits killing 22-year-old missing woman, police say

Oct. 19, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

BOLTON, Vt. (AP) — The husband of a 22-year-old woman who was reported missing told police Tuesday he killed his wife in a small bus they had converted into a living and traveling space. Vermont State Police said in a late-night news release that Joseph Ferlazzo, 41,...

Gov urges personal responsibility in preventing COVID spread

Oct. 19, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

Gov. Phil Scott emphasized the personal responsibility of Vermonters to help keep those at greatest risk from COVID-19 out of the hospital at his weekly virus briefing Tuesday. Getting vaccinated is key and those eligible for a booster shot should get theirs as soon as...

Burlington Police chief says recruiting goal will take years

Oct. 19, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — It will be several years before the Burlington Police Department can reach its goal of having 87 officers on the force, the acting police chief said Tuesday. Acting Chief Jon Murad made the comments by email after the Burlington City Council voted...

Burlington homeless site gets another week until closure

Oct. 19, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of Burlington is giving residents of a homeless encampment another week to stay there before it will closed, said Mayor Miro Weinberger. The extra time will give social workers more time to help the residents of the Sears Lane encampment...

$11M pilot project to remove lead pipes begins in Vermont

Oct. 18, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An $11 million pilot project to dig up, remove and replace old lead water pipes from more than 1,500 homes has begun in Vermont. The state said the federally funded project will begin in Bennington, although it’s likely that there are lead water...

Emergency motel housing for homeless extended to Dec. 31

Oct. 18, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Monday extended emergency motel housing for some of the homeless population through the end of the year and urged the Legislature to fully fund his $249 million housing recovery plan that he says includes historic funding for permanent housing for the homeless. ...